Wednesday, 25 November 2020

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Police Report - Monday, 12 October to Monday, 19 October 2020

By Sergeant Andrew Morrison

General

Getting to the current COVID-19 Alert Level 1 required everyone to do their bit and it is now awesome that visitors are allowed back into our community.

We all don’t want to have to resort back to restrictive levels, so please remember to take all the precautions around hygiene and isolating if you are sick.

People suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in our community come to the attention of the Police on a regular basis and often they don’t see support available to them because of their illness.

Please encourage anyone you know who is sick because of the effects of drugs or alcohol to speak with their doctor or the addiction services that are available in our community.     

Arrests

13th - 1 x 43-year-old local man for Breaching a Protection Order.

15th - 1 x 37-year-old local man for Driving While Disqualified.

Occurrences

Three Family Harm incident attended this week and all related to a family on Cook Drive suffering from alcohol and drug related issues. Sound advice was given and referrals to support agencies were made.

On the 17th an identified local man was suspected of stealing from a Joan Gaskell Store and enquiries are continuing.

Also on the 17th a glass door was smashed on Cook Drive and we spent a considerable amount of time dealing with an aggressive young woman. The woman required medical attention because of the excessively intoxicated state she was in.  

Traffic

We are still seeing drivers using cell phones while driving and after having received an Infringement Notice, they realise that stopping for a couple of minutes or checking calls later would have been a better decision.

Warrant of Fitness COVID-19 exemptions have now finished, so please get your vehicle road legal.   

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